Monday, July 26, 2010

The Visitor

Tonight in church we had a strange visitor. He was a clown! It was a bit distracting to some of the people. My dad said, "I see that we have several visitors tonight in church. You, I don't want to say that you look like a clown, but you do!" And, of course, we all laughed. Okay, so it gets even better. He came with some people that come to our church. So after church my dad was told that he is a brother in the Lord who moved here from another state! I said, "A brother in the Lord? Then why did he come to church painted like a clown?!" It was good for a laugh. Who knows if he will come back. After church he was giving our balloons to the kids (I think he even gave one to my dad).

The clown giving out balloons! I'm sorry that I didn't get a better picture. I didn't exactly want it to be obvious that I was taking a picture so I didn't use the flash!

Nacho & I. This is one guy that I didn't have a picture with (he seems to be camera shy or something) so I walked up to him tonight and said, "I want a picture with you!" Lol.

Me & Jacob after church, at home!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Missions Trip Within A Mission

There is a new work that my dad is trying to start in the state of Veracruz. He has been going there for the past eight months. The name of the city is Oluta. We have several families in our church here in Toluca who are from there. So they began talking to their remaining families over in Oluta. And before we knew it they were wanting the Pastor to go and preach to them in Veracruz. I remember when my dad asked them what the name of the city was and they said, "Oluta." We laughed because it has the same letters as the city we live in, minus the "c."

Oluta is a very corrupt, very Catholic place. There is a nearby city, Catemaco, that is the capitol of witchcraft in Mexico. So you know that that has to bleed into the other cities nearby. The very first trip was made by my dad, mum, brother, Pastor Maddox, and Pastor Williamson (both from Texas). I did not go along, in fact, I have only been there once. But I heard plenty of stories when they got back from a three day trip.

They had a service one of the nights and Pastor Maddox preached against the Catholics and idols. They were having church under a tarp and they had taken all of the church equipment (speakers, microphone, drums, etc.etc.) so you could hear the singing and preaching all through the neighborhood. During the service one of our men from Toluca was praying and someone threw a rock at him. It hit him in the head and busted it open. My mum said that some demons must have been stirred up. Well, the next day (if I have the story straight) they put out a threat. They were supposedly planning some sort of attack on my dad. Several families from our church had gone down there also to show support and were afraid for the Pastor. So instead of having another church service at night, in the dark, they decided to have it in the day.

This past week my dad made another trip down there. He hasn't been able to go that often because of the lack of finances. But we took up an offering at church and he was able to go. So he went and they had some very good services down there. No one received the Holy Ghost (I don't remember how many people down there already have it), but four were baptized in the name of Jesus! Hallelujah!(And also they are looking at some different properties that are for sale. They want to build a church over there asap!)

Forgive me if this post is a jumble of words!

Having church under a tarp, in the rain!

Missionary Loa preaching to the people of Oluta.

Hno. Gabriel, a minister from our church who accompanied my dad to Oluta.

Hno. Juan, Hno. Graciano, two brothers who are also from our church in Toluca, and Missionary Loa.

The road to the "body of water" they were going to get baptized in.

Standing in the water ... eww!! :)

The "cow watering hole." That's what my dad said that it was.

Getting baptized!

Friday, July 16, 2010

There's Gonna Be A Revival ...

This past week we had a few preachers visiting us here in Toluca. We had three special services with Bro. Dansby, Bro. McCoy, Bro. Boone, and Pastor Trevino. Our mini revival was a success. We had several visitors. So many people were encouraged. I think every one's faith was increased, including mine! We are very blessed to have so many great men of God come to visit us.

Wednesday night we had an older lady receive the Holy Ghost. Fortunately I was singing that night so I got a picture of her. I was really surprised when Hermana Petra received the Holy Ghost. She is the mother of a couple of ladies in our church. She lived in the U.S. for many years but came back last year. She began attending our church. In the beginning she did not seem impressed because in the U.S. she had attended a trinitarian church. But after a while she talked to my dad and told him that she understood the truth and wanted to be baptized in the name of Jesus! She was baptized four months ago. And now we are all rejoicing that she has received the Holy Ghost!

Bro. Dansby preaching & Pastor Trevino interpreting!

Bro. McCoy.

Hna. Petra speaking in tongues! Thank You, Jesus!

The evangelist, Bro. Boone, preaching "His Church!" What an awesome message!

Praising the Lord!!

One of my Sunday School kids, Valentina, praying!

Armando, also one of my SS kids, praying too! It's encouraging to see them getting serious about God!

The preachers praying with my brother.

Pastor Trevino, Bro. McCoy, Missionary Loa (my daddy ... lol), Bro. Dansby, and Bro. Boone.

The last night some families from our church made some food for us all. So the preachers got to taste some real Mexican food.

Rigoberto serving the food.

Hna. Lucia telling me what the food was.

The food. I was informed that it was salsa made from guajillo chiles on chicken, with rice. I guess that's why I actually liked it.

Jacob & Juan

Jacob & David

I hope you have enjoyed all of the pictures!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Lovely View!

Just thought I'd let everyone see the same lovely view that I have from my window in my room.

... a wall!

Friday, July 2, 2010


We had some visitors from the U.S. at church last night. Pastor & Sister White from California came to visit before going on to Puebla (That's where the Wakefields, who are also missionarys, live.). They had about thirty people with them from a few different churches, but unfortunately I only knew some of them. I was surprised to see that one of my favorite friends, Cesiah Gonzalez, from CA came.

The Brother (I don't know what his name was) that preached did a very good job. He actually preached to the youth from our church. Then he had them all go to the altar. Okay, well, I went too. I figured that I better! :) I was a wee bit disappointed because no one recieved the Holy Ghost. We have so many that need it. And several of them get so close. It's like,"Okay, what's up, people?" We definitely need a breakthrough!

Pastor White.

The youth that came along.

The Brother that preached.

Our youth praying.

More of our youth praying.

Me, Bethany Wakefield & some other girls (haha, I didn't get their names!).

More girls. :)

Me & Cesiah & Leslie.

Cesiah & I.

Pictures From Our Move.

Baxter in the car!

My mum's plants. Yes, she has like a million!

Jacob & my dad.

Me. I was only resting!

Mum doing ... well, whatever she was doing!

This was on the way back from unloading stuff at the new house. What can I say? I was tired!

My room. Yeah, I am wondering the same thing you are: Where did all of this junk come from?

More boxes ... SIGH!

My room after I got everything put away (I painted all of my furniture black!).